AMPAS: Oscar Nominees Luncheon
February 8, 2016
BAFTA: Round Two voting closes
February 10, 2016
11th Annual Final Draft Awards
February 11, 2016
AMPAS: Final voting opens
February 12, 2016
AMPAS: Scientific and Technical Awards
February 13, 2016
WGA: 68th Annual Writers Guild Awards - Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
February 13, 2016
BAFTA: British Academy Film Awards - Royal Opera House, London
February 14, 2016
28th Annual USC Libraries Scripter Award
February 20, 2016
AMPAS: Final voting closes
February 23, 2016
AMPAS: 88th Academy Awards - Dolby Theatre
February 28, 2016
Berlin: Norwegian Drama 'Blind' Wins European Cinema Labels Prize
The experimental feature from director Eskil Vogt explores the rich inner life of a lonely blind woman.
Blind, a visually and narratively experimental drama from first-time director Eskil Vogt, has won the Best European Film honor awarded by the European Cinemas Network.
The Norwegian/Dutch co-production stars Ellen Dorrit Petersen as Ingrid, a blind woman who lives with her husband Morten (Henrik Rafaelsen). When he goes to work, she sits by the window by herself, listening to the radio and telling herself stories about her life that may or may not be true.
"Blind is a breath of fresh air – an original debut feature with a really interesting approach to narrative structure," said the European Cinemas jury in a statement. "The film teases the audience, playing with notions of fantasy and reality. Above all, it is an art-house film that will engage with and provoke debate among the younger audience – a welcome counter-point to the predominance of middle-aged dramas."
Blind will now receive the support of as part of the award, European Network's partners, which jointly operate nearly 3,000 cinema screens across 68 countries,will support Blind's pan-European release.
The Cinema Network's honor has proven a good omen for winning titles. Last year's winner, The Broken Circle Breakdown, went on to become a sleeper hit across Europe and score an Oscar nomination for best foreign language film.